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Old May 10th, 2022, 04:51 AM
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Under A Broken Moon

Game NameUnder A Broken Moon
Game SystemDnD 5e, modified
ThemeExploration of both characters and settings
FlavourModern High Fantasy (magic creating a modern tech level)
Setting and PlotSETTING
Magic has advanced us to the equivalent of the modern age. Sending Stones have become smart phones, essentially, though are now made of glass and use illusion magic to show images and sounds; subways are a thing; so are corporations, some of which are run by dragons in human guise. Cars and planes exist as uncommon enchanted items. Even 3D printers exist, through clever use of the Fabricate spell (called simply Fabricators). The Eight Cities are run by wizards, after all, whether it's political or just wizards making the world go 'round.
There are no racial languages, only Common and the languages of individual city-states, as well as planar languages and their dialects.
Planar travel is the realm of gods (so you have access, but others do not, and most, if not all, you try to tell won't believe you), but spontaneous rifts are known to appear briefly in the material plane. There are sanctioned monster hunter groups dedicated to the culling of things that come through these rifts or from the world outside the Eight Cities.
Plastic hasn't been invented, so everything is cloth, concrete, glass, leather, metal, or wood.
Armor is almost culturally defunct, so nearly impossible to find, short of killing or joining the city guard, who wear leather armor, or the hunter groups, who typically wear heavier armor than you can wear without special training. Shields have been long abandoned, though no one knows why.
Weapons, on the other hand, are considered a necessity, though most people rely on simple, easily concealable weapons, like daggers, as opposed to weapons like swords. People carrying swords or other big weapons are usually the ones people go to for help if there's a monster problem, after all. The rich or otherwise elite usually carry pistols for their defense, and their bodyguards typically carry a musket and some kind of melee weapon.
Despite strides toward equality, there is still a huge gap in wealth; nearly 3/4 of the population of Great Uhl, for example, lives in the shanty town adjacent to the main city, which is protected by their own Neighborhood Watch - armed civilians trained by other armed civilians.
Counterspell and Dispel Magic are very strictly regulated. You can still prepare them, but keep in mind how much trouble you could get in without a permit.

THE EIGHT CITIES
Akiitth, Atrekh, Great Uhl, Milien, Niesen, Paliesen, Qoru, and Zizhie, each named after their founding leaders, and each with their own unique languages, but each also sharing a single Common language used for trade and communication between city-states. They are also the only cities in the world you know that aren't the abandoned and decrepit ruins of an ancient civilization, most of which have been picked clean.

PLOT
Over a thousand years ago, a great calamity destroyed most of the life on the planet, and took a portion of the mostly argent glass moon with it. Most of these moon shards were destroyed on their way through the atmosphere, but rumor has it some survived, and indeed may have been what caused the extinguishing of so much life. What remained were pockets of people who lived far apart, spreading only a little, for fear that too far out were monsters beyond imagining. No cartographer worth their salt leaves that out of their maps.

But that was the past. This is NB (New Birth) 1034, with years marked by the passing of the sun (an old tradition), starting upon the first new birth after The Moonshatter. Or at least, that's how the Eight Cities measure time.

Supposedly, according to a huckster's tale, shards of the moon can grant wishes, only...no one knows if this is true or not. After all, even according to the tale, it's been centuries since one was found.
Other InformationThe rest of the information about this game can be found HERE. I'm looking for a Jaeger, a Synergist, and a Technokineticist, all detailed in this thread.

I have been trying to do one post per week, sometimes more.

I do not have a closing date in mind, but I intend to have this done relatively quickly, so we can get on with the game.



 

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Old May 10th, 2022, 04:59 AM
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ApplicationAPPLICATION
What is your name?
What are your pronouns?
How old are you? (18 to 24)
Were you from Great Uhl originally?
If I may ask, how did you lose your parents?
Do you believe the huckster's tale?
What will you wish for if you find a shard?
Did you have a job before this? What was it?

Appearance:

Chosen Feat(s):
Chosen Abilities:
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Old May 10th, 2022, 06:14 AM
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Hmm, interested, this shall be my placeholder for my app as well.

Character App
right-aligned image

What is your name?
.... Hmph, straight to the point. Fine, my name is Escher, I don't have a last name for you to find I'm afraid.
What are your pronouns?
Huh, are you blind, oh, I have a hex for such occasions... Oh, your serious, fine, I'll humor you. I would like to be preferred as she/her.
How old are you?
My, my, take a lady to dinner first before you asked her how old you are. I'm coming at 24 for your information.
We’re you from great Uhl originally?
What's that, your attempt of an ice breaker question... Fine, if your curious, I'm not from here. My parents originally came from a place, I can't really remember what it was called but it was a land filled with sand. A desert kingdom if you will, fraid that's all I could remember of my homeland.
If I may ask, how did you lose your parents?
.... Hmm, I'll say this now to warn you, asking such questions would be awfully dangerous to your future... But I'll humor you, a random mugger murdered them right in front of me. And just when we simply wish to start a new life... But I digress, many of the orphans have experienced far worse traumas than me, so I'll warn you not to ask such dangerous questions. For your health of course.
Do you believe the hucksters tale?
According to the cards, yes, I do in fact believe his words. Though if his lying, I certainly have a hex saved up for just that kind of swindling.
What will you wish for if you find a shard?
.... My, ask a girl for dinner first if your asking what she desires.... Fine, if you stop nagging about, I'll tell you. I... I simply wish for the other orphans to have a family. They see me as a sort of motherly figure, can't imagine why so I simply want them a home. And also I can't stand them for coming to me for every problem.
Did you have a job before? What was it?
Fortune telling of course, now isn't that obvious. However, I'll warn you, my fortunes mostly go on the bad luck side. Though it only happens if I'm amused by it. Or if I'm feeling just a tiny bit curious at what curse I can pull off without you noticing. If your curious how I learned my spell magic, well, I just happen to be a protegee when it comes to such things, however that's all the time I'll talk about myself. I have many things to do, so good day, and if you wish for a fortune, I shall grant you one for free the next time we meet. Though it depends on my mood on whether you've gain some luck or an unfortunate end.
Appearance: Standing at 4'5" feet tall and has a lean figure about her. Escher looks to be a young adult with a strange allure about her, yet a sort of danger comes from her. She usually carries around strange items and fortune telling cards.

Str: 8|Dex: 13| Con: 12| Int: 16| Wis: 10| Cha: 15|
Starting Feat/ASI: Lucky(3/3)
Magic Initiate (Warlock)
*Eldritch Blast
*Minor Illusion
*Hex

Teir One Abilities

Basic Spellcasting Int
(Cantrips 4/4
*Firebolt
*Ray of Frost
*Prestidigitation
*Green Flame Blade
1st Level Slot 3/3
*Magic Missile
*Shield
*Mage Armor
2nd Level Slot 3/3
*Scorching Ray
*Mirror Image
*Invisibility)
Spell book
Arcane Focus (Wand)




Skills (prof +2)
Deception
Arcana
Investigations
Medicine
Perception

Healer's Kit
Saving Throws: Intelligence, Dexterity


Equipment
5 GP
5 Days of rations
Waterskin

Healer's Kit
Dagger
Leather Armor


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What is your name? Rhen
What are your pronouns? He/him
How old are you? (18 to 24) 20
Were you from Great Uhl originally? Where else would I be from the wilds are dangerous.
If I may ask, how did you lose your parents? I have memories of mother holding me before she became sick. I was to young to know what was going on but one day mother grew tired and never woke up.
Do you believe the huckster's tale? I have to or someone has to it's the only way.
What will you wish for if you find a shard? Id like to bring mother back. Though maybe she's in a better place so perhaps to end the sickness that killed her so other children won't have to face the same thing I did.
Did you have a job before this? What was it?
I was a shepherd guiding my sheep around the outskirts of uhl but staying away from the larger dangers further from the village.

Appearance: short horns atop light brown messy hair. A simple beard and green eyes. Tanned skin from being exposed to the sun. Simple clothing with some wool trimming. A sling and quiver on his back.

Chosen Feat(s): fey ancestry +1 cha misty step hunters mark
Sharpshooter feat
Chosen Abilities:
Archery fighting style
Second wind
Inspiration
Unarmored movement
Manuevers distracting strike evasive footwork

Str8|dex16(+2)|con13|int10|wis12|cha 16(+1)

Proficiency(+2)
sling(+6)
Intimidation(+4)
Persuasion (+4)
Animal handling(+3)
Survival(+3)
Weavers tools(+2)
Dex save
Cha save

Equipment
Common clothes 5sp
Sling 1sp hit d20+6 d4 +d8distracting strike +d8hunters mark
Explorer's pack 10gp
Quiver 1gp
20 Sling bullets 5cp
Weavers tools 1gp

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Already 3 people? That's about what I expected to get for its whole run! ^//^
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Placeholder! Looks interesting!
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Just a note, in case they were missed, there is an expanded list of maneuvers listed that gives mostly more skill-based maneuvers.
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What are the benefits of spellbook and spellcasting focus? Is Basic Spellcasting useless unless I take one of these as well?

How does Song of Healing work? Is that the Song of Rest ability that heals the party during a short rest if they spend their HD?
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Spellbook lets you learn spells you find, in addition to those you learn from Basic Spellcasting. Spellcasting Focus lets you use a spellcasting focus in place of material components, including ones that have pricy material components. Basic Spellcasting isn't useless without them, it's just better with them (you still learn a spell of each level, and can use material components as normal). Note that Basic Spellcasting is NOT a prerequisite for Expert and Master Spellcasting.

Song of Healing is Song of Rest, yes ^//^. I just wrote the wrong thing and have since corrected it.

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Clarification, when you say we can get ASI or feats for every level. Your basically giving us 6 ASIs or Feats, is that right? If so, it's probably best to also add in the stats on our app right.
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Yes, 6 of them. I did put "feat(s)", if you want to include them there. You can include it when you make a full character sheet.
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Nice, I think I got just the right build for my character now.
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Are we starting out at level 6 or at level 1?
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Level 1. Level 6 is the max level for this homebrew. I'll add that in~

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